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Adobe Reader, now Adobe Acrobat Reader, is Adobe's PDF reader for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS. Get the latest versions, reviews, and alternatives.

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Adobe Reader, now known as Adobe Acrobat Reader, is Adobe's desktop PDF reader that enables you to view, print, and comment on PDF documents, including forms and multimedia. With the recent additionmore

Adobe Reader, now known as Adobe Acrobat Reader, is Adobe's desktop PDF reader that enables you to view, print, and comment on PDF documents, including forms and multimedia. With the recent addition of the Adobe Document Cloud, you can now work on PDFs across devices -- laptops, desktops, tablets, and smartphones. Looking for Acrobat Pro Document Cloud? Save 13 percent now!

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Is Adobe Acrobat Reader DC for Windows secure?
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Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Alternatives for Windows

Sumatra PDF

Sumatra PDF

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Sumatra PDF is a free PDF, e-book, and comic book reader. A minimal design, basic functions, and an accompanying list of keyboard shortcuts makes the software easy to navigate and use. Another perk of this lightweight, open-source program is that it's more secure -- attackers tend to prefer bloated popular software with broader attack surfaces.

Foxit Reader

Foxit Reader

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Foxit Reader enables you to view, convert, create, annotate, and print PDF files. With Connected PDF technology, you'll be able to manage multiple versions and recover accidentally deleted ones. On the security front, you can restrict access, encrypt documents (with the optional Foxit RMS plug-in), work in safe mode to prevent suspicious external commands, prevent executing code from a non-executable memory location, and turn off JavaScript for maximum protection.

Nitro PDF Reader for Windows

Nitro PDF Reader for Windows

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Nitro PDF Reader is a free PDF reader that allows you to create, view, annotate, and sign PDFs. It also enables you to convert to PDF.

Latest Versions of Adobe Acrobat Reader

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Adobe Acrobat Reader enables you to view, annotate, and sign PDFs.